Travel fast and light, and then sleep like a baby.
- Two doors and two vestibules so no one has to crawl over the other person's sleeping area, and you have plenty of room to shelter packs and pooches
- Polyurethane-coated floor and fly help rain bead off instead of soaking you and your gear inside
- All the tent's seams are taped (without using ecologically harmful solvents such as PVC or VOC) to eliminate rain penetration during rainstorms
- Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL pole system provides amazing strength and durability without weighing down your pack
- All Big Agnes tents feature poles made with DAC's Green Anodizing process, which eliminates the chemical polishing stage, reduces the need for hazardous chemicals, and recycles water throughout the rinsing process
- Simple design uses press-fit connectors, hubs, and clips that are easy to assemble, while reflective details on guy lines and webbing keep the tent visible in the dark
- Breathable mesh walls fight condensation during humid nights
- Fast Fly pitching option lets you carry just the poles, fly, and footprint (sold separately) for a lightweight (2lb 8oz) trek in mild climates
- Vestibules can be closed completely with zippers and storm flaps, but the sides also roll up to use the space for gear storage and shade
- Mesh storage pockets hold your headlamp and a map after you and your companion finish planning the next day's trail assault
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This tent has traveled many places with me. It has never let me down so far. Super easy to set up, pretty bombproof in bad weather, easiest tent I have ever used to roll up back into the stuff sack. A little difficult to get the fly taut in all places. And it can gather condensation pretty easily. Two large regular neoair's can fit, but there is some overlap. All in all, and excellent tent! By the way, if repairs are needed on the fly, get some SilNet. I had a small burn hole from a campfire ember, and SilNet was the only thing that I could get to stick well to the Sil-nylon fly fabric. You won't be disappointed with this purchase.
Includes fly, body, footprint, poles and stakes. As you can see, the stuff sack that comes with the CS UL2 is very large and makes the tent look more bulky than it actually is.
In the black stuff sack I have the fly, body, footprint, and stakes. This tent is very compact. I prefer to put the tent in the top of my pack with the poles strapped to the side, so using a separate stuff sack works great and compacting this awesome tent.
Here is my BA Copper Spur UL2 tent packed up next to my ZPacks cuben fiber 6.5 x 10 flat tarp.
Here is my BA CS UL2 tent packed up next to my ZPacks Hexamid Solo Plus tent (with mesh floor) extended beak and cuben fiber floor.
I picked this tent up a couple of months ago to use for either me and my wife, or me and my son. After setting it up I found that it is indeed a 2 person tent, but just so. I don't mind sharing this tent with my son (11 years old) or my wife which is also a small person. When I put a 20 inch wide pad and my 25 inch wide pad inside, the floor is completely covered, which is fine. However, the walls actually slope inwards pretty hard and then back out again at the top, so if 2 of us were to sit up inside the tent, we would need to sit at opposite ends of the tent rather than side by side.
The tent is very easy to put up and the vestibules are large enough for plenty of gear. The material is thin, however, I am used to using thinner materials than this, so I am not so concerned about it.
I am looking forward to using this tent for a number of years and feel confident in it.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Great 3 season tent. Spacious for 2 normal sized people and having 2 doors (vs. 1 door on the Fly Creek) is a convenience worth the extra weight in my opinion. First time used was in constant rain and inside of the tent never got wet. I amconfident this could stand up to just about anything 3 season weather would throw at you. If it's not raining, sleep with the fly off and enjoy the all mesh upper (which also provides great ventilation). Highly recommended
I have 6 one and two man tents , and this is my go two packer ! It's not the smallest packing but its the best all around tent I've found . I've used it many times in the last two years in all weather and here's what I've found . Love the two side doors and vestibules for two people . The 42 inch height invaluable . Have had three adults inside playing cards before . Easy to control ventilation and have not had a problem with rain and wind if fly is staked taunt.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Copper Spur UL2 is definitely more livable than Big Agnes' Flycreek series. The flycreek gave me a very tight coffin-like feel inside the tent with its slanted walls design. The Copper Spur UL2 provides high degree of comfort and livability for ONE PERSON. I took this tent on a solo cold-mountain backpacking and put it through hellish torrential rain + 65mph wind in the middle of SANDY STORM last year and I was pleasantly surprised to see the excellent performance. I pitched the tent on its "footprint" (purchased separately) using only 4 stakes, didn't even use the guylines... no pole breakage, no leak, no condensation, everything was bone-dry inside the tent despite the insane weather (-although both vestibules got really flooded because the rainfly is not designed to reach all the way to the ground) I am glad that I picked the UL2, if I had the UL1 then I would've been forced to place my gears in the "faulty" vestibules. IMHO, the Copper Spur UL2 is most suitable for ONE PERSON only; of course it's still "doable" to push 2 people in it, but they would have to be tiny teenagers or super skinny adults who won't move around much during sleeping. It's miserable riding out a bad weather in a very cramped space, even when both occupants really like each other. One more complaint that I have is its Rainbow Doors! The "D style" doors would certainly seal the FIVE STARS approval. After stepping on the doors so many times I can't help wondering why such a nice highly packable ultralite tent would have this stupid flaw. But then again, Big Agnes' tents are NOT in the same class as the Hilleberg's so I don't expect they'll ever make a tent like the Hilleberg's. Swedish manufacturers seem to always have well thought out designs and superior quality. Nevertheless, even with the annoying "Rainbow Doors", I still highly recommend this tent! It's even worth the wait when it's on back-order!
Kellie goes over the features of the Copper Spur Ultralight Backpacking tents from Big Agnes. Check out all four models- the UL1, UL2, UL3, and UL4!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Love this tent.
Picked it up for backpacking, but have only used it car camping thus far. Ridiculously easy to assemble, helps to have 2 people setting it up, but can be assembled solo without too much trouble. Love the design and double door access. (No more stumbling over your partner in the night to take a wee).
Myself and my boyfriend are pretty small in stature, so we find that this tent is pretty spacious. We can fit a small gear bag each, in addition to having plenty of sleeping room.
I Was concerned about the waterproofing on this tent, as I had only ever used it for desert camping. Well, I am pleased to report that the waterproofing on this tent is ALL TIME! It survived a wretched hour long downpour in the Uintah mountains, complete with 15 minutes of sizable hail. Once the storm was over, the tent was sitting in huge puddles of standing water. (Obviously, I didn't suss the drainage situation to the best of my abilities beforehand). I feared my bedding would be soaked, but to my surprise it was completely bone dry. The tent was literally SITTING in water. Amazing....this thing rocks!
Durability, I might add, is also excellent. I've had this tent for 3+ years now and it's in awesome shape.
Recently had a tent flattened in the worst windstorm I'd ever been in. Was in the market for a new all-around tent and decided on the Copper Spur. It's light and compact (for backpacking), roomy and durable enough (for car camping), backed by a great warranty and with the features you need (2 vestibules, vent, etc.).
The only downside is the doors - like others, I truly hate that they zip down and lay on the ground. I have no idea why Big Agnes didn't build a D-Door that zips off to the side.
Overall, this is a great tent. If you can afford it, but it today.
The Copper Spur at a foot of one of Colorado's 14,000 peaks.
Didn't see a UL1 (one-person tent) listed, so am writing here in the UL2 section. The UL1 (same design, just smaller) is an outstanding tent. Plenty of room for me (5'10") with room for clothes, etc. at the foot and easy to sit up. Set up is a snap for one person in about 5 minutes. Fly has plenty of room for gear like boots, pack. Handled 50 mph winds and big-time thunderstorms in Sierras flawlessly. Is truly freestanding, unlike some of its competitors (e.g. Hubba Hubba, Big Agnes Fly Creek). Love it.
The perfect tent!